The stunning success of Donald Trump’s earned media strategy proves that social media and content marketing work when brands are willing to take risks.
Joel Benenson is the only pollster to help win three US presidential elections for Democrat candidates, first with Bill Clinton then twice with Barack Obama, and he hopes to win a fourth with Hillary Clinton in 2016. He tells Marketing Week how both brands and politicians can tap into the ‘hidden architecture’ of public opinion.
Donald Trump has succeeded in appealing to voters’ emotions during the US presidential campaign, but marketers should not rush to copy the tycoon’s tactics.
At the end of every week I look at the key stories, offering my view on what they mean for you and the industry. From marketers championing their true purpose to the return of KFC’s ‘Finger lickin’ good’ strapline, it’s been a busy week. Here is my take.
Neuroscience shows how brands use (and misuse) stories when trying to connect with consumers.
The travel accommodation business cut sales and marketing spend by 28% to $229m over the first quarter of 2021, “primarily” a result of slashing performance marketing investment.
Being consumed by ‘work about work’ is leading to heightened burnout and imposter syndrome among marketers, but new research from Asana sheds light on a way out.